CanPowerSkate has been aligned with LTAD philosophies to accompany Hockey Canada and Ringette Canada's programming.
The program has been designed to focus on the development of 15 basic skill sets divided into three fundamental areas: Balance, Control and Agility.
Recognizing that skating is a foundational skill for hockey and ringette, this program allows for the opportunity to focus on skating outside of the game or practice.
The program is designed to allow flexibility for progression or an increase in intensity as needed, to cater to the level of the skaters in the program. Participants will be assessed based on a continuum of development that will indicate skills at an early, moderate or advanced stage of development.
Teaching and developing the proper skating technique is the main focus of this program.
CanPowerSkate is not a "learn to skate" program. All skaters should complete Stage 4 of the CanSkate Program as a pre-requisite for the CanPowerSkate program or equivalent.
Maximum 10:1 Skater to coach ratio.
*All participants must be in full hockey/ringette equipment: CSA approved hockey Helmet, gloves, sticks and hockey skates are mandatory.